Ohai back to my usual Japan post, I always thought of combine all Day 1 photo in just 1 post but I can't decide on which photo I should choose. Plus for my first 2 days travel to Japan I visited 3 places in 1 day, so I decided to separate my post to few separate post. Hope you guys not feeling bored reading my Japan trip post. Because each post, I took quite a lot of photos when I visit to different place at Tokyo. The view is really pretty just the sky are mostly gloomy all the while.

The 2nd place I visit during my Day 1 trip is to Sensoji Temple. Since the place has the same train line as Ueno Park, so from Ueno Station - Ginza Line I took the train to Asakusa Station.

Map of Asakusa.

After we go up to the station, we continue to walk straight. We saw this big entrance and the lantern write the word  雷门, meaning Thunder Gate. The Kaminarimon (雷門, "Thunder Gate") is the outer of two large entrance gates that ultimately leads to the Sensō-ji in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Crowds are crazy as usual, don't ask me is it because of Weekends? No, I visit this place during Wednesday around 4-5pm. I have done some research that they mention the best time to visit all Japan Tourist place is during dawn 5 - 6am where you can take solo photo here. Yeah I mean if you are keen, so why not?

They have crafted 2 dragon below the bottom of the lantern on the Kaminarimon.

After you pass by the Kaminarimon, you will see more crowds and there are 2 rows of shopping street - Nakamise open along the pathway to Sensoji Temple. You can even saw kimono rental around this area too, but for me I feel it was not worth as the crowds are crazy here, not easy to actually wear kimono and taking photo around Sensoji Temple.

They sell mostly Japan Traditional hand craft item here which I feel that it was rather expensive for me. I thought maybe I can get some souvenir from here but I feel that it not worth the price although the item here are quite exquisite in terms of design and art work. You can buy yourself yukata and kimono as well.

Beside store around, they have few food stall as well, I always find that Japanese really like to eat Tamagoyaki. Tamagoyaki is a type of Japanese omelette, which is made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg. These usually are prepared in a rectangular omelette pan called a makiyakinabe.

I got my Dorayaki with Read Beans and Corn filling, 210 Yen each. Next I will spam photos of sakura and Sensoji Temple. No blue sky, cloudy weathers, sakuras and old temple.

Sakura flowers compliment all the old temple here.

The Hozomon Gate.

Main Hall. Credits from Japan Guide.


Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples.

The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though they put the statue back into the river, it always returned to them. Consequently, Sensoji was built nearby for the goddess of Kannon. The temple was completed in 645, making it Tokyo's oldest temple.

Super Awe and love the view of this tall temple with the sunset sunlight. Since we are both Christian we actually just mingle around and visit all the traditional temple has in this area. Although Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo, but for me the temple has the most traditional design and it looks really pretty and well taken care as well.

Fashionable Japanese Girls.

Sakura Trees.

The inner part of the temple, which are much less people and I see some kimono lady take photos under the sunset. Kimono and Temple always compliment each other, the most genuine and traditional part of Japan.

The pond is super clean and clear with colorful Koi fish.

Above you can enjoy full view of Sakura flowers as well.

Japanese school girl.

When we continue explore and we saw this cute monkey having street performance at Asakusa Shrine which actually make all of us can't stop looking at his performance. 

Pictorial of the map of Sensoji Temple area.

Here we end our visit to Sensoji Temple. Next is our last destination of our Day 1 Tokyo Trip. We visit the Asasuka Sky Tree which we enjoy amazing Night View of Tokyo. Stay tune for my blog, I am actually missing Japan so much right now when I was editing and blogging about the trip. I am glad I take alot of pictures during my trip. I am a really forgetful girl but seeing all the picture I took during this trip actually makes me wanted to visit all these places again and again.

Next Asasuka Sky Tree.

Sensoji Temple 
Opening Hours
Main hall: 6:00 to 17:00 (from 6:30 from October to March)
Temple grounds: Always open
 No closing days

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  1. Love your travel photos dear! Japan looks like a dream place to explore

    1. Thanks dear! Never been enough to Japan I could say!

  2. Love your photos~ Especially the sakura~ I always want to travel to Japan~ Looking forward for your next post~

  3. all of ur pics are awesome XD Im waiting for ur next trip post ^^


  4. I see Dorayaki!
    I wanna try that when I go to Tokyo this coming September!

  5. You have some great photos here.. love the flowers! am so jelous!

  6. Beautiful photos taken! I missed Kaminarimon! Should revisit there next year.

  7. It's really crowded right, I miss the Trishaw ride around the area.

  8. oh wow! alw wan to go japan think shall plan it now :)

  9. Asakusa is a nice place to visit. You will never get enough once you there. Lots of food to eat too.

  10. I wanna go Tokyo again.. This place is so nice and beautiful!~ Jom..

  11. I can follow your map for my next visit to Tokyo. I'm in love with the Japan Traditional hand craft item too.

  12. love Asakusa. But the crowd made us hard to take nice pic right

  13. After my Taiwan trip, I'm going to plan about my next trip probably Japan?! Japan definitely will be in my to go list !! Great sharing !
    * May be next time you can do travel vlog ???

    1. Start planning soon! Thanks for the suggest =D Maybe next trip XD

  14. The huge crowd is overwhelming, especially for a first timer. I can't wait to visit Japan too!

    1. YES I think because of the Sakura Season too!

  15. Your post is not so boring at all! Love all those photos, really eye catchy, and they look very nice! Made me feel like as if I was visiting the place with my own eyes already. :D

  16. Luv japanese art they tell many stories in them

  17. AHHHH i love these pictures. Japan is definitely on my wish list. I feel like Japan is getting higher and higher on most people's list of places to visit. AHHH!! Japan looks so beautiful. the cherry blossoms, the food! one day! LOL

    1. HI dear!! Yesss it sure is now, start planning =D

  18. The beauty of Japan is never-ending. Asakusa is a great place. Beautiful photos!

  19. you made me miss tokyo already.. sigh, was there a decade back, no chance to go again.

  20. Babe, you look good in the photo ~ You make me can't wait my coming Japan Trip...haha *Excited*

  21. Aww... really hope that I can my first Japan trip to have sakura date. Really love all of your photos and the way you dress do look like a Japanese lady yo. ^.^

  22. Oh~~~ beautiful Sakura. I love your Tokyo outfit, they are very pretty 😍

  23. Haven't been to Tokyo before, will bookmark this post for my travel reference :)

  24. OMG BABE! reading your post really brings me back memories. Love the asakusa area. so lively :)

  25. Japan is always so fun and interesting. I will definitely go back there again.

  26. Great pictures! I love those adorable slippers .. so cute!